Saturday, January 18, 2014

From AndrewS: 20mm Ancient Briton Slingers (90 points)


After some mulling it over Andrew has claimed 2750 as his new Challenge points target and so to kick-off his new gambit he's sent in these wonderful ancient Briton slingers and fanatics.

From Andrew:
I had decided that while I was working on some Ancient Britons that we needed for a game, that I might as well paint a few more up!
One thing my tribes needed were a few more skirmish slingers, under our rule changes for Hail Caesar all skirmish units are groups of three figures mounted on pennies. Now I looked in my bits box and found 5 slingers, which left me short of making two units but after a good rummage I came up with another four figures that I could readily convert into the aforementioned. 
So now I have bolstered the forces with 3 units of 3 slingers again these are all Newline 20mm metals. The new slingers were made by removing spears and cutting a loop of fine florists wire to make a new sling, I kept the colours a bit more muted on these but still had to do checks and stripes on a few for good measure.
In a very rare moment I was sat painting the other day and had a bit of an idea, you see advancing age means that occasionally I forget the special rules for some troops, the Ancient British warbands have a wild fighters rule which give them a bonus in their first combat, so I came up with the idea of a marker to aid as a visual reminder to use the rule, and then once used can be removed signifying the unit has already been in combat and used its bonus.
Again a good rummage in the bits box provided me with 12 naked fanatics, so I mounted these onto pennies and created some markers.
Now in all fairness I could have just painted them in the flesh colour and called that it. But fanatics are fanatics and the little blighters called for some war paint to protect there modesty a little.

I did not give them shields as they will be regularly handled and therefore they would be unlikely to stay attached for too long. I did have to make a couple of javelins for two figures as they had no weapon, as brave as they may have been I don't envisage them being so stupid as to not need something to fight with.
Wonderful stuff Andrew. Again, I really like the trews on the slingers but the fanatics are my favourite with their wode tattoos.

These wild Briton will give Andrew 90 points with a bit added in for the tattoos and trews.

26 comments:

  1. Very nice force, Andrew. Great fanatics!

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  2. Really cool, i think your the one to watch nice new total keep up the great work
    Cheers
    Kent

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  3. Keep 'em coming Loki!! Great looking figures!

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  4. Yay.. Nice , great new target by the way.

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  5. lovely work and the speed is so fast for so much detail

    Ian

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    1. I will still maintain what I said at the start, I wont sacrifice the quality of my work to turn over volume

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  6. Andrew
    Lovely stuff. With their tacky tartan trousers those young lads are all set for a round on 18 on the links! I do like the woad too. The idea of "heh don't forget the special rule doofus" markers is great. I'll be copying that.
    Cheers
    PD

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  7. Well done on upping the points target target. These are really great additions.

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    1. Thanks Clint, they will be whooping some roman butt in the near future

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  8. Great stuff mate, especially the slinger conversions.

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    1. Thanks Michael, glad you like the slingers a simple but effective solution

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  9. Fanatics and golfers, errmmm, slingers!

    Lovely stuff as always Loki :)

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  10. Wow! These are absolutely amazing. Again your Tartan looks spot on but the tattoed lunatics are great! Spotted some boobies in there too ;-) So you managed to sneak them in here too.

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    1. Not my fault the women went into battle ;) and thanks for the compliment

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  11. Damn fine stuff again buddy.
    The celts collection is growing rapidly.

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    1. Thanks Buddy, will be rather large soon wont it, and I still have to add more cavalry

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